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Saltos de línea: ray

sustantivo

  • 1Each of the lines in which light (and heat) may seem to stream from the sun or any luminous body, or pass through a small opening: a ray of sunlight came through the window
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    • A Camera Obscura is when an inverted image is created by rays of light passing through a pinhole into a dark space.
    • Light rays pass through the cornea and the lens and focus on the retina.
    • I can't move, I'm so enraptured by the way the last luminous rays of light dance over his glowing skin.
    Sinónimos
    beam, shaft, streak, bar, pencil, finger, stream, gleam, flash, glint, glimmer, flicker, twinkle, shimmer
  • 1.1The straight line in which light or other electromagnetic radiation travels to a given point: take a specific point and back-trace every ray of light that hits that point
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    • This was the approach of geometrical optics, which treated light as moving in straight line rays which were reflected or refracted according to simple rules.
    • The easiest way to describe light rays and light cones is through geometric optics.
    • Mirrors, spherical or otherwise, operate on the principle that the angle of reflection of a ray of light equals the angle at which it strikes the mirror's surface.
  • 1.2 (with adjective or noun modifier rays) A specified form of non-luminous radiation: ultraviolet rays
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    • But even more important is that it absorbs carcinogenic ultra-violet rays and electromagnetic radiation.
    • A whole day of radiation of ultraviolet rays even kills the most resistant of germs.
    • Look for one that promises to shield you from a broad spectrum of ultraviolet rays.
  • 1.3 (rays) • informal , chiefly North American Sunlight considered in the context of sunbathing: catch some rays on a sandy beach
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    • Find out about the villa's position and orientation so you know that you do not have go to the beach in order to catch some rays.
    • Midmountain, Sunshine Grill's deck lets you catch some rays over a burger or chili.
    • Two researchers specializing in the psychology of health say they've found a more productive way to wean sun worshipers from catching some rays.
  • 1.4An initial or slight indication of a positive or welcome quality: if only I could see some ray of hope
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    • Most of all I feel really needed all of a sudden; I feel I can bring a slight ray of hope and variety to this ever more depressing world.
    • The commissioners comment, ‘This witness was a fresh and welcome ray of hope for the Tribunal.’
    • Although the concrete result of the proposal has yet to be seen, it nevertheless sparks a ray of hope for a peaceful solution in the troubled region.
    Sinónimos
    glimmer, flicker, spark, glint, trace, hint, indication, suggestion, sign, scintilla, whisper
  • 2 Mathematics Any of a set of straight lines passing through one point: the ray that runs from the centre of the circle to the point of tangency
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    • All coding elements redirect light so that no ray, besides the on-axis ray, travels toward the traditional geometric focus point.
    • It is always wise to make a sketch of the system, including the ray bundles for the on-axis and off-axis imagery.
  • 3A thing that is arranged radially, in particular:
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    • Traces of thorns can be observed on the surface of the distal part of all rays.
    • All rays of the outwardly placed spicules are well developed.
    • In green swordtails, the sword consists of a set of ventral fin rays that extend posteriorly beyond the caudal fin margin.
  • 3.1 Botany Any of the individual strap-shaped florets around the edge of the flower of a daisy or related plant.
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    • Parenchyma rays occur throughout the xylem and phloem cells.
    • In the vascular tissue of woody species, parenchyma cells include those in phloem, and the ray cells and axial parenchyma cells in xylem.
    • The resin canal itself was excluded from fusiform rays.
  • 3.2 (also fin ray) Zoology Each of the long slender bony supports in the fins of most bony fishes.
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    • Two to three scales bear a pore behind the inversion line until the lateral line ends at a caudal fin ray.
    • The pelvic fin usually consists of a spine on each side and one fin ray.
    • One of the most prominent characteristics of early vertebrates is the elongate caudal fin bearing fin rays.
  • 3.3 Zoology Each radial arm of a starfish.
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    • The sequence and pattern of development of supernumerary rays differs among multiradiate starfish.

verbo

[no object, with adverbial of direction] Volver al principio  
  • 1Spread from or as if from a central point: delicate lines rayed out at each corner of her eyes
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    • So he went to where a single blackthorn limb spired above a briary thicket, rayed with fine spikes.
    • The battleships ray out over the North Sea, keeping their stations accurately apart.
    Sinónimos
  • 1.1 [with object and adverbial of direction] literary Radiate (light): the sun rays forth its natural light into the air

Frases

ray of sunshine

informal A person who brings happiness into the lives of others: he hasn’t exactly been a ray of sunshine up to now
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  • Scottish fiction, for all its manifest and manifold qualities, is not blessed with many rays of sunshine.
  • As P G Wodehouse famously commented in Blandings Castle: ‘It is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine.’
  • Cathy said: ‘Shannon was a little star and our little ray of sunshine.’

Derivativos

rayless

adjetivo (chiefly Botany )
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  • Senecio jacobaea exhibits geographic variation in the frequency of rayed and discoid (rayless) individuals.
  • The rayless clouds dimmed, the darkening sky loomed above.
  • Within the tomb no veiled and weeping sorrow sits, and in the rayless gloom is crouched no shuddering fear.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French rai, based on Latin radius 'spoke, ray'. The verb dates from the late 16th century.

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Palabra del día milord
Pronunciación: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman

Hay 3 definiciones de ray en inglés:

ray2

Saltos de línea: ray

sustantivo

  • A broad flat marine or freshwater fish with a cartilaginous skeleton, wing-like pectoral fins, and a long slender tail. Many rays have venomous spines or electric organs.
    • Order Batiformes: several families, including Rajidae (the skates)
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    • Participants will dive amidst one of Europe's largest collection of sharks, as well as 2000 other fish, rays and conger eels.
    • The freshwater sawfish, a ray, is related to stingrays, skates, sharks, and other fishes with cartilaginous skeletons.
    • Whale sharks, manta rays and even grey whales are almost common.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French raie, from Latin raia.

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Hay 3 definiciones de ray en inglés:

ray3

Saltos de línea: ray
(also re)

sustantivo

Music
  • 1(In tonic sol-fa) the second note of a major scale.
  • 1.1The note D in the fixed-doh system.

Origen

Middle English re, representing (as an arbitrary name for the note) the first syllable of resonare, taken from a Latin hymn (see solmization).

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